Education services

Hands-on training that leverages your technology investment

Education Services with generalized and specialized training are imperative to organizations dealing with the ever-changing array of next-generation technologies. With these technologies comes potential for increased efficiency and improved performance for businesses. That potential can be reached only if the individuals tasked with the deployment or use of those technologies fully understands them and the application of them toward the business’ long-term goals.

Technology investments must go beyond software and hardware and extend to education.

An organization whose employees are in top form and on top of the latest mission-critical services and technologies achieve optimum results from its technologies and increased productivity and a level of satisfaction that leads to long-term retention of its people.

GDT offers education services and personalized training that enhances an IT organization’s knowledgebase and that leverages the technology investment. Through flexible training methods and customizable course structures we tailor the educational experience and equip your employees to meet your organization’s unique goals.

  •  Educational needs assessments that include short- and long-term planning
  • Generalized training in architectural specializations
  • Specialized training unique to recent or upcoming technology deployments
  • Cisco certifications of all levels

Sharing multi-vendor expertise

GDT is a multi-vendor technology integration partner with strong relationships and a depth of expertise with Cisco, EMC, VCE, VMware, AWS, and Citrix among many others. Our architects and engineers have extensive knowledge of service provider, data center, and enterprise network technologies and services that includes specialized optical design development. We share our multi-vendor expertise.

Education Services increase the potential of new technologies

GDT education services include an educational assessment that evaluates your technologies, and people, and their need for training. Our assessment evaluates specific technology needs as well the need for introductions to trends and issues we expect they might face in the foreseeable future.

The GDT educational needs assessment includes requirement scoping as well as short- and long-term course planning that allows your organization to meet its training goals while staying within budget. We offer these onsite, remote, or a combination of onsite and remote.

  • Onsite training at your facility gives you remote access to our top-of-the-line GDT Lab and Staging equipment.
  • Remote training precludes instructor travel time and expense and includes your associates, regardless of location.
  • Hybrid training is a marriage of onsite and remote, in which some staff connect remotely while others physically attend.

Bringing Cisco training and certifications

The GDT offering includes the full range of Cisco courses – introductory, intermediate and advanced. These courses introduce broad concepts as well as providing focused detail on the design, configuration, implementation and troubleshooting of specific Cisco products and services.

GDT is amply equipped to offer training on all Cisco core technologies and to customize these courses to fit your organization’s unique need. GDT is a Cisco Gold Partner and Cisco Enterprise Partner of the Year for four consecutive years. GDT holds triple master specializations in Cloud Builder, Collaboration and Security and has won awards for both Global and US Architectural Excellence for Service Provider Architectures.

GDT offers entry, associate, professional, and expert level tracks in Cisco certifications such as these and more:

CCENT Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician
CCNA Cisco Certified Network Associate
CCNP Cisco Certified Network Professional
CCIE  Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert

The GDT team of experienced practitioners-turned-trainers offers education services based on real-world knowledge gained in real-life settings on the latest technologies. Our company and our Cisco certified trainers have met strict qualifying requirements and have access to the latest Cisco training material. GDT offers your organization:

  •  Content authorized and created by Cisco
  • Anytime, anywhere, access to Cisco training course materials
  • Quality guarantee managed by a Cisco online evaluation system
  • Simulations to help prepare for Cisco exams
  • Virtual practice labs using Cisco’s latest equipment
  • Comprehensive learning needs and skills-gap analysis
  • Service Provider level associates with optical engineering expertise

Accepting Cisco learning credits

Through our GDT Academy we make available expert engineers with a breadth and depth of expertise that comes only from practical experience in real-world settings. Our academy gives birth to new experts ready to deploy and support advanced technologies on their own home ground.

GDT accepts Cisco Learning Credits that allow for the prepayment of Cisco training. Learning Credits can be purchased with Cisco hardware, software, and services and are redeemable as a method for prepaying for Cisco training. The use of Learning Credits simplifies budget administration and expense reimbursements.

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Founded in 1996, GDT is an award-winning, technology integration partner. GDT specializes in designing, building, and delivering best-of-breed technology solutions for service providers, enterprise networks, data centers, and more. The GDT team of expert architects and engineers hold the highest level of certification and employ the use of state-of-the-art, LEED certified facilities to translate the latest ideas and technologies into inventive solutions that realize the goals of IT and the vision of business leaders.

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